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  1. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    About PDQPhysician Data Query (PDQ) is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. The PDQ database contains summaries of the latest published information on cancer prevention, detection, genetics, treatment, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine. Most summaries come in two versions. The health professional versions have detailed information written in technical language. The patient versions are written in easy-to-understand, nontechnical language. Both versions have cancer information that is accurate and up to date and most versions are also available in Spanish.PDQ is a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the federal government's center of biomedical research. The PDQ summaries are based on an independent review of the medical literature. They are not policy statements of the NCI or the NIH.Purpose of This SummaryThis PDQ cancer information summary has current

  2. Breast Cancer Treatment and Pregnancy (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - About This PDQ Summary

    About PDQPhysician Data Query (PDQ) is the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) comprehensive cancer information database. The PDQ database contains summaries of the latest published information on cancer prevention, detection, genetics, treatment, supportive care, and complementary and alternative medicine. Most summaries come in two versions. The health professional versions have detailed information written in technical language. The patient versions are written in easy-to-understand, nontechnical language. Both versions have cancer information that is accurate and up to date and most versions are also available in Spanish.PDQ is a service of the NCI. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the federal government's center of biomedical research. The PDQ summaries are based on an independent review of the medical literature. They are not policy statements of the NCI or the NIH.Purpose of This SummaryThis PDQ cancer information summary has current

  3. Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    Treatment of triple-negative breast cancer may include the following:Chemotherapy followed by surgery (breast-conserving surgery, total mastectomy, or modified radical mastectomy) and lymph node dissection.A clinical trial of combination chemotherapy with drugs that are often used to treat breast cancer and drugs that are not usually used to treat breast cancer.A clinical trial of PARP inhibitor therapy.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with triple-negative breast cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

  4. Treating Recurrent Breast Cancer

    What happens when breast cancer returns? Find out how a recurrence is treated.

  5. Side Effects From Breast Cancer Chemotherapy and Radiation

    Learn about the possible side effects of breast cancer treatments.

  6. Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention

    WebMD evaluates the use of tamoxifen for treating breast cancer and preventing it in high-risk cases. Find out how effective it is and what the potential risks are.

  7. WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer

    A list of 10 questions to ask your doctor if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

  8. Managing the Visible Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments

    Breast cancer treatments can take a toll on how you feel and look. WebMD provides tips on how to overcome the visible side effects of breast cancer treatments including hair loss, weight change, and skin problems.

  9. 10 Questions for Doctor About Breast Cancer

    Print this list of 10 important questions to ask your doctor about breast cancer and take it with you to your next appointment.

  10. Breast Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Breast Cancer Doctors

    If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here's a list of questions to ask your breast cancer doctors.

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